Pregnancy and motherhood can be a stressful time in women’s lives. Women are also at high risk for mental health problems during this time. In fact, one in five women will experience mental health problems during pregnancy or postpartum. Our program provides mental health consultation and treatment for mood, anxiety, psychotic or substance use disorders. We also offer consultation and treatment for women with chronic pain conditions that may be using prescription opioid medications. Pre-pregnancy consultation for those with a history of mental health problems and/or currently taking psychiatric or opioid medications is also available.
Our clinic is staffed by a full time therapist, a reproductive psychiatry fellow and psychiatry residents. Patients are evaluated and treated by our therapist, psychiatry resident or fellow and supervising attending Dr. Constance Guille.
Dr. Constance Guille is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Dr. Guille completed her psychiatry residency training and sub-specialty training in perinatal psychiatry at Yale University. She established and is currently the Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program at MUSC. The mission of the program is to improve the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women through clinical care, education, teaching and clinical research.
In-person services are available at Women’s Health Services 135 Cannon St., Suite 201. To schedule an appointment, call 843-792-5300 or 843-792-9162. We believe that peripartum women should be seen in less than one week of an identified mental health need, and therefore offer a ‘walk-in’ clinic for all new patients needing an initial evaluation Wednesdays 8am-10:30am. Patients are encouraged to call ahead.
Services outside of Charleston are available via telemedicine. If you are not local to the Charleston area, please contact us to see if telemedicine services are available to you in your area. To see if telemedicine services are available to you, please call 843-792-0403.